Building Community Through Writing and Art

Building Community Through Writing and Art

Who told you that story? How do you remember the tales about relatives? Where did that vase come from? The answers to such questions suggest the ways communities have survived through the art, music, stories, and crafts produced by its members. This program explores and celebrates the shapes, colors, and musicality of stories — often unspoken — that serve as symbols and myths for communities. Jaki Shelton Green asks that we consider ways to build on the foundations of folklore buried in the past and demonstrates how her poetry has become a shovel, digging up these precious treasures that inform and link generations in a community.

Requirements: 
Lectern, microphone